There are a myriad of factors which go into determining the overall cost of completing a roof repair. The location and extent of the damage, along with the materials your roof is made of, are important to consider when estimating the price of repair. If your home has suffered recent damage from severe weather or if parts of your roof are showing signs of aging, it’s important to contact a trusted roofing company to schedule an immediate roof inspection. Here are some important things to consider when evaluating how much a roof repair costs and how long it will last before additional repairs may be needed.
Age of Your Roof
If your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan, it may be more cost-effective to replace the roof altogether. Over time, temperature fluctuations and the elements will cause roofing shingles to crack and fall apart. While broken shingles can usually be replaced easily, older roofs will slowly deteriorate over time and require additional repairs in the future. Finding shingles to exactly match the faded color on your roof can be a challenge. In this case, replacing the roofing material altogether is often the best way to preserve the curb appeal and integrity of your home. The additional labor or removing the existing shingles and disposing of them will have an impact on the overall price of your roof repair.
Type of Roof
It’s important to consider the size, shape, and height of your home when estimating roof repair costs. Multistory homes will require additional labor and equipment to properly repair. Roof features like chimneys, skylights, or air vents will take more time to inspect and secure. These “penetrations” as they’re called are points on the roof where water could potentially work its way underneath and cause serious damage to the framing and in your home. Flashing needs to be installed at these penetration points. If water has heavily corroded this material, it will need to be replaced.
The roof design, as well as the number of valleys and peaks on your roof, will influence the price. Some areas of the roof may be more difficult to access than others, taking more time. Another factor which impacts price is the type of roofing shingles or tiles on your roof. Typically, homeowners will spend money more to repair a slate tile or metal due to the cost of materials and skilled labor. On the other hand, a flat roof or single-ply roof tends to be cheaper to repair. Take the time to discuss the best options for your roof repair with a roofing consultant.
Location and Extent of the Damage
You will need to have a thorough roof inspection conducted to assess the extent of the damage. Looks can be deceiving when it comes to roof damage as a single small hole in the roof can lead to severe water damage to the support structure beneath. If left unaddressed, this water damage can cause mold to grow in your home. Mold presents a significant health hazard to your family, making it important to invest in professional mold remediation services sooner than later. Unresolved water leaks may eventually find their way to the sheetrock ceilings in your home, potentially leading to a cave-in as the weight of the water cannot be supported by this material. Experienced roofing contractors will be able to trace the water leak from your roof and stop water from entering. Sometimes, temporary patches can be applied to problem areas while other times the scope of damage necessitates complete replacement of the area.
Replacing or repairing a roof is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make. It’s always a good idea to have your roof repairs conducted by seasoned veterans who offer guarantees for their work. Professionals will be able to complete your roof repair quickly, safely, and efficiently. It often saves an enormous amount of time and money to take advantage of the warranties and maintenance programs offered by professional roofing companies. Warranty programs protect homeowners from issues caused by improper installation. While DIY roof repairs may seem like a good way to save money, it could end up costing you more in the long run.
To schedule a roof inspection for your Norwood home, call O’LYN Roofing today. With over 40 years of industry experience, O’LYN Roofing will walk you through the entire process of repairing your roof from start to finish. Our expert roofing specialists have received several awards for their work, including the Angie’s List 2013 Super Service Award and the Owens Corning Spirit Award. Call us today to learn more about the various roofing services we provide.